Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.
— Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
— Andrew Carnegie (via timoni
I’ve given up asking questions. I merely float on a tsunami of acceptance of anything life throws at me… and marvel stupidly.
The employer tries to starve out the laborer, and the laborer tries to ruin the employer’s business. They quarrel over a bone and rend each other like coyotes, and we are freeborn Americans with a Constitution and public schools. Our business philosophy is that of the wolf pack.
Walter Johnson, "Baseball Slavery: The Great American Principle of Dog Eat Dog," Baseball Magazine, 1911